Courses & Units

Application of Cell Culture in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research CSA744



This unit will provide advanced training to obtain cell culture skills in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical science that are essential to successfully complete the required research project you will be conducting in Year 2 of the Master of Pharmaceutical Science program. The purpose of this unit is to enable the student to critically perform and assess advanced laboratory and cell culture methods that researchers working in Drug Discovery and Development utilise on a regular basis.


Unit name Application of Cell Culture in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research
Unit code CSA744
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Doctor Nuri Guven
Available as student elective? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Perform diagnostic and investigative applications of mammalian cell culture
  • Develop and perform different types of assays (cell free, cell based, enzymatic)
  • Design and perform methods for histological tissue analysis
  • Analyse and interpret experimental findings related to cell-based, cell-free bioassays as well as histological tissue analysis
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060501 $2,005.00 $2,005.00 not applicable

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Teaching Pattern

Online lectures: 60 min (6 times/semester), Tutorial: 120 min (7 times/semester),  Online MyLo webpage-content directed learning as prerequisite for subsequent laboratory sessions and tutorials (11 times/semester): approx. 180 min/week (depending on students’ ability to learn the content), Science Laboratory: 180 min/week (6 times), Individual Learning: 120 min/week Semester (13 times)

AssessmentMultiple choice question online quizzes (20%)|Practical Exam (30%)|Online Written quiz (25%)|Online Written quiz (25%)
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